Who Should Use an EpiPen?

What are the treatments for an asthma attack?

EpiPen

  • For use in emergencies
  • Acts quickly to treat allergic reactions
  • Easy to administer
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Do you need an EpiPen?

If the person or child you are caring for shows signs of anaphylaxis, use an EpiPen or EpiPen Jr. right away. The National Food and Allergy Guidelines recommend the use of epinephrine as the first line of treatment in case of a life-threatening allergic reaction. They suggest this as opposed to administering antihistamines.

  • Should I have an EpiPen?
  • Who should have an EpiPen?

Does an EpiPen give you an adrenaline rush? The body releases epinephrine in response to stress, fright, and exercise - often called an adrenaline rush. This hormone and neurotransmitter prepares the body for physical activity by increasing heart rate, blood pressure, and sugar metabolism.

What are the treatments for an asthma attack?

EpiPens contain a pre-measured dose of epinephrine that can be injected in the event of an emergency. This is the only medicine that can treat anaphylaxis. If you have allergies or asthma, your risk is higher, says the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. If you have a family history of anaphylaxis, your risk is higher, says the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.[1]

  • Can I use an EpiPen for an asthma attack?
  • Can you use EpiPen for asthma?

How does a EpiPen work? EpiPen is a trade name for devices known as injectable epinephrine. This medication suppresses the allergic response throughout the body. It constricts the blood vessels, which leads to increased blood pressure and decreased swelling.

How many EpiPens do you recommend I carry?

It is recommended that patients at risk for anaphylaxis carry 2 EpiPen® with them at all times. If necessary, a second dose can be given after about 5 minutes.[2]

  • How many EpiPens should I carry?
  • How many Epipens should you carry?

Can you reuse an EpiPen? You need a new EpiPen every year because they expire after 18 months and you can't reuse them.

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  • https://www.webmd.com/allergies/news/20180621/many-with-severe-allergies-dont-carry-an-epipen
  • https://www.langfordallergy.com/medicine/qa-the-epipen
  • EpiPen

    • For use in emergencies
    • Acts quickly to treat allergic reactions
    • Easy to administer
    From
    £49.99 View Product

    Fexofenadine

    • Antihistamine medication to treat hay fever
    • Relieves runny nose, itchy eyes and sneezing
    • Offers effective relief
    From
    £12.99 View Product